Tag Archives: plea deal

Dear Suave

August 31, 2010

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Suave writes to ask about the legal battle over the Mongols name and patch – the collective membership marks: “Anything new Rebel?” Answer: Not really. George Steele is now representing Mongols Nation Motorcycle Club Inc. As has been the case from the very start, the government attorneys are infuriatingly stubborn. In a nutshell, the government […]

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Pagans Case Withering

April 28, 2010

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The federal case against the Pagans Motorcycle Club in Charleston, West Virginia continues to dry up and blow away. The earliest any trial will begin now is June 4th. This Titanic fiasco may not get far. Last week, 13 of the remaining defendants pled guilty to a misdemeanor, state gambling offense and paid a five […]

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Mongols Trial Unlikely

March 7, 2010

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It is beginning to look unlikely that any of the defendants in the Mongols Motorcycle Club case will ever stand trial. The prosecution does not want the case to go to trial. The government has both secrets and promises to keep. A usually informed source has said that on at least one occasion, the government […]

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Ninth Pagan Plea Deal

December 17, 2009

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Fifteen days ago, on December 2, James R. “Bones” Claypool became the ninth defendant in the current federal case against the Pagans Motorcycle Club to agree to cooperate with prosecutors. The plea agreement had been sealed until yesterday. As with every other cooperating defendant in the case, Claypool agreed to “be forthright and truthful with […]

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Munz Pleads To Count One

December 15, 2009

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One of the most senior and respectfully regarded members of the Mongols Motorcycle Club signed a plea deal yesterday. Bill Michael Munz pled guilty to Count One of the Indictment in United States v. Ruben Cavazos, et al. Count One alleges that: “Beginning on a date unknown, and continuing to on or about October 9, […]

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More Pagans Pleas

December 8, 2009

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Two more defendants in the big government case against the Pagans Motorcycle Club agreed to plea and sentencing agreements last Friday. Michael Roy “Butterbean” Sneed, 43, of Charleston, West Virginia and Thomas “Grumpy” Morris, 67, of Dunbar, West Virginia have both agreed to “be forthright and truthful with (prosecutors) and other law enforcement agencies with […]

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The Mongols Marks Argument

September 23, 2009

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Throughout much of the last six months, ruffians employed by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) have been stealing personal items from members and friends of the Mongols Motorcycle Club. The seizures are really about nasty and out of control policemen using the full power of the federal government to humiliate and […]

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Now Thirty Mongols Pleas

September 8, 2009

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Four more defendants in the government’s case against Ruben “Doc” Cavazos and others have reached plea and sentencing agreements. Cavazos is a former President of the Mongols Motorcycle Club. He was expelled from the club six weeks before the federal indictment that announced the case was unsealed. Throughout the case the Department of Justice has […]

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Billy Lane Plea Deal

June 16, 2009

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Celebrity bike builder Billy Lane pleaded guilty to felony vehicular homicide last week. Lane remains free. His next court appearance is scheduled for August 14th when he will be sentenced. He will probably avoid prison. The plea deal to which he has agreed mandates a lifetime suspension of his driver’s license. But Lane’s lawyer, Greg […]

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Two More Pleas In Mongols Case

June 10, 2009

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Two more former members of the Mongols Motorcycle Club have agreed to Plea and Sentencing Agreements with the Department of Justice. The men are Shawn “Monster” Buss and Ramon “Speedy” Contreras. Buss Buss, a former Mongols chapter President has pled guilty to one count of racketeering. Buss has stated to the court that he “carried […]

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Four More Mongols Named

June 8, 2009

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The names of four defendants cooperating with the government’s racketeering charge against the Mongols Motorcycle Club became public knowledge over the weekend. The plea and sentencing agreements between the Department of Justice and the four former members of the club are still officially secret. A week ago, the Associated Press sued to have the plea […]

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